#1
Looking for a bluesy, Mayer-like cleans sounding amp.
Had my eye on the Classic 30 for a while, currently saving up.
But saw this amp.
More clean headroom, but will I be able to get the tones I'm looking for out of it?
#2
Go with either the Classic 30, Blackheart Little Giant or Fender Blues Jr.
and add a good Overdrive......
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#3
I think the classic 30 might be a little higher quality in this case. They will both get you tones that you want. If you could find one of the Palomino crate amps, not the new V series I'd go for that. But in this case the peavey is a better deal I think.

If you want a little more headroom grab a classic 50
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#4
So is that all it boils down to? More headroom?
Because they're roughly the same price online.

I have a question, since the Crate v50 uses the same tubes that John Mayer's signature Two-Rock Amp uses, shouldn't it be more accurate to his tone?
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So is that all it boils down to? More headroom?
Because they're roughly the same price online.

I have a question, since the Crate v50 uses the same tubes that John Mayer's signature Two-Rock Amp uses, shouldn't it be more accurate to his tone?

no the V50 is much more darker sounding than the Classic and the V50 doesnt fit John Mayer........
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the v50 is more american voiced if im remembering correctly. which means i think it would be more voiced for a john mayer tone. the classic 30 is a very nice amp though, and i would probably take one over a v50 any day. though in this case, im thinking a blues junior might be a better option. john mayer has more of a fendery-american tone than the brittishy sound of the c30 IMO, so id go with a fender style amp.
#8
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Blues Jr isn't loud enough for me in my trio setting.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN NOT LOUD ENOUGH?!?!?!?!
with 15w of tube power you can play on small gigs un mic'ed .........
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15w probably won't be enough headroom for gigs.
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15w probably won't be enough headroom for gigs.

if its mic'd it will
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#11
well if the classic 30 is around $600, im going to assume that your budget falls somewhere around there. fender hot rod deluxe and blues deluxe are both a bit over that, so that could be an option. and i think both are 40w, so thats enough power. id try out those two and see if they suit your sound, because i really think fender might be a better option here.
#12
My vote goes to a used Fender Blues Deluxe 1x12. They usually go for 400-500 used.
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WHAT DO YOU MEAN NOT LOUD ENOUGH?!?!?!?!
with 15w of tube power you can play on small gigs un mic'ed .........


Quote by BD 425
15w probably won't be enough headroom for gigs.


Yeah, I need headroom.
I'd prefer to be heard clean above the rest of the band, which is why I'm looking at either a C30 or a v50.


EDIT: Also, my budget is around $400.
Can get a used Classic 30 or a new v50 off of ebay around that price.
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#14
I also vote blues deluxe, the hot rod deluxe is also nice but as stated the blues jr is a great choice but headroom might be an issue, therefore the more powerful version of the blues jr gets my vote
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Yeah, I need headroom.
I'd prefer to be heard clean above the rest of the band, which is why I'm looking at either a C30 or a v50.

well you could look for a Classic 50/30 used off Ebay.....
but a Fender Blues Deluxe will be a better option
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#16
The Blues Deluxe has lots of headroom. Even on the Gain channel, there really isn't that much gain. 40w is definitely has enough headroom for gigging. Look for one used, they arent that tough to find.
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#17
I suggest the v50.
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I'm joining the Hot Rod/Blues Deluxe crew here. You should be able to track one down used under budget.
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#19
Neither is gonna get you the tones that you want...

Get a Fender Hot Rod or a Blues Junior.